The folks over at Joomla have achieved a new milestone for the CMS/blog software by announcing that the platform has finally surpassed the 6,000 mark.
While their total third party extensions pale in comparison to WordPress and Drupal’s inventory (which as of this post total at 11,731 plugins and 6,752 modules, respectively), the Joomla crew are boasting higher downloads than their rivals.
The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) reached 6000 published listings this week. We wanted to take a moment to share what that means and additionally give an overview of how the JED statistics compare with both WordPress and Drupal. […]
Here’s the real picture… While there are more add-ons listed in the WordPress directory, the number of downloads in the Joomla! Extensions Directory is far higher and more than double the average per extension! Drupal’s data is incomplete, but included is an educated guess based averages of their provided usage data. (Joomla! Community Portal)
According to Joomla!’s stats (as shown below), 138,976,526 extensions have been downloaded compared to 124,149,718 WordPress plugins despite having about half of the available custom third party extensions/plugins. [Read more…]